Heat pumps are a fantastic way to heat your home in winter and cool it in summer.
But unless you deal to one issue first, even the best heat pump will struggle to work as efficiently as it should.
That issue? Moisture.
Many Kiwi homes are damp, and that can be bad news for your health as well as your heating bill. Everyday activities like cooking, showering, laundry and even breathing create a lot of moisture. If your home isn’t well-ventilated, that damp stale air hangs around, getting into your walls, curtain sand furnishings. On winter mornings, your bedroom windows can look like it’s been raining inside. Bad news!
It’s bad news for your heat pump, too. Why? Because damp air takes longer to heat–so uses more energy–than drier air. That means your rooms will take longer to get to a cosy temperature, and will cost you more money to heat.
Luckily, there’s a solution. At HRV we reckon it’s home comfort’s best-kept secret. Companies who only sell heat pumps might not tell you this, but making sure your home is well ventilated–such as with an HRV home ventilation system–is a great way to achieve a drier home. Dry out your home first and your heat pump has a head start on heating your home, and keeping it warm, with less energy (and cost!).
Let’s get your heat pump pumping!
If you already have a heat pump – either standalone or ducted – installed, then adding HRV home ventilation can make a real difference. We can work with you to recommend a solution that works alongside what you have to give you a home that’s not just warm, but drier and more energy – efficient. 1,2
If you don’t have home ventilation or a heat pump yet, then we can help there too. We supply and install leading heat pump brands, so rather than work with two suppliers, we can do it all for you. Our technicians can design a system that fits your home, your family and your budget.
If you’re considering a ducted heat pump, we can even build a system that uses common ceiling vents for your heat pump and your home ventilation.
Heat pumps are fantastic. They’re the best way we know to efficiently keep your home at a warm and healthy temperature. Combine yours with an HRV home ventilation system and we don’t think you could name a hotter combo!
- Moisture in the home–Consumer NZ https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/moisture-in-the-home
- The most efficient form of purchased space heating commonly available – https://www.level.org.nz/energy/space-heating/heat-pumps/